Plucked and Perished

By Ted Dieck | Recruiter’s View - Health Care - Political Commentary - Recent | Jun 25, 2010

Family members testify that existing government healthcare procedures are fleecing patients and shortening their lives.  We haven’t even started Obamacare yet.

One of our readers testified before the Texas Senate Jurisprudence Committee yesterday. It seems that a perverse interpretation of “abuse” can separate you from a loved one during a hospital visit.

What follows in the name of protection is a coordinated plucking of the patient. The patient loses all rights and then all possessions. Attorneys bill the estate into oblivion, and judges back them. Sometimes, it seems, very profitably.

When the estate is gone, so is the patient. Excessive drugs and “Do Not Resuscitate” seals the victim’s fate. The family is barred from participation and denied access to records.


I was totally clueless until I read the minutes of yesterday’s hearing.   

Shocking as the testimony was, this is only one hearing in one location.  Apparently, there is a country wide fleecing going on.

It begins with a health incident, or just a potential incident; and it ends with a financially destroyed and grief stricken family.

I offer the website Estate of Denial as a jumping off point, if you want to investigate further.  For my part, I am massively ignorant about all of this.

Estate of Denial


First, be aware if this process exists in your own community. It may matter to you.

Second, with a machine like this already in place, what happens when the noose of government healthcare is finally tightened around all our necks?

Solutions to impending social security and medicare shortfalls become ominously simple.  “Nursing Homes” like those in the Texas testimony might avoid a budget crisis by simply disposing of excess citizens.

And anyone obstructing bureaucratic or political authority can be considered mentally deficient or dangerous. That happens now, using terms like “abuse” and “unfit.”

Courts and lawyers find it profitable.

Tyrants find it effective.


This, of course, has nothing to do with recruiting.  It’s about your safety.  Forgive me, I felt obligated to say something.